I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD

Friday, 25 August 2017

Tigers Gather at Heathrow

The Leyland Tiger was only in production for a few years compared to the stalwart Leopard but they were certainly common in later years within the NBC. Coaches used to gather at Heathrow as a transport hub as the airports became an important destination for Green Line in the London area and National Express. Here we have three makes of bodywork, first being the rather attractive Duple Laser of National Welsh whilst the Green Line Tigers have the most common Plaxton body whilst the Berkhof was rather more unusual and few would survive as most of these coaches were quickly rebodied following Deregulation and B108 KPF would become an East-Lancs bodied bus with Midland Red North.

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